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Journeyman Lineman DOL / NON DOL (UN667) (Relocate to CO) $10K Sign-On Bonus

Location: Cripple Creek, CO, United States
Job ID: 34610
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2022

Job Description

Job Specifications

We are seeking experienced Journeyman Lineman to join our growing energy and utility company. You MUST have completed a four (4) year Lineman apprentice program or have completed 7200 hours of documented lineman training to be considered. This important role will provide new overhead and underground electric service to customers.  You will perform work in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground primary and secondary lines. Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Provide new overhead and underground electric service to customers. Perform work in construction maintenance and troubleshooting of overhead and underground primary and secondary lines.

WAGE:  Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus is offered for this position!
    • NOTICE: The $10K sign-on bonus is for external, new hires only. Current employees or rehires of Black Hills Energy are not eligible for this bonus.
  • DOL Certified:  $49.03 per hour
  • Non-DOL Certified: $47.89 per hour

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Electric Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: This position may be located in Canon City, Pueblo, or Cripple Creek, Colorado.

  • Must live within 60 minutes of reporting location.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform switching operations on transmission and distribution systems.
  • Skilled in repair and maintenance functions on service, secondary, distribution, and transmission systems.
  • Proficient in erection and setting of utility poles and structures, conductor pulling and stringing operations, transformer connections, and troubleshooting. 
  • Troubleshoot, install, replace or repair primary and secondary spans of both underground and overhead systems.
  • Safely performs energizing or de-energizing of electrical lines and transformers through the use of dead-front elbows, jumpers, fused cutouts, reclosers, switches, and switchgear.
  • Has a working knowledge of meter installation and removal to include proper documentation
  • Proficient in hot work procedures utilizing both rubber gloves and sleeves, as well as hot stick procedures.
  • Assists with the required training of apprentice lineman following our internal Joint Apprenticeship Committee standards.
  • Work on power quality and system reliability issues as required.
  • Utilize electric equipment to perform and complete daily tasks.
  • Proficient in record keeping with the ability to utilize computer programs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Required to live in a location that allows for response to emergencies within 60 minutes.
  • Must be able to work outside, in extreme weather and temperature for extended periods of time.
  • This position may also include some travel for specialized training to other Black Hills Energy locations and for mutual aid storm work.
  • Required to perform stand-by as an outage first responder.
  • Willing to work overtime for after-hours callouts and extended days.

QUALIFICATIONS (DOL):

  • A Journeyman Lineman - DOL shall have completed a qualified (4) year apprenticeship and be Department of Labor (DOL) certified and shall be capable of performing all types of line and service work in accordance with the Company’s established construction standards, operation standards, company policies and safety practices.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to attain and maintain a valid Colorado CDL Class “A” Driver’s license within 90 day.
  • Must have completed a qualified apprenticeship program and have a Department of Labor Certification.

QUALIFICATIONS (NON DOL):

  • A Journeyman Lineman - NON DOL shall have completed a qualified (4) year apprenticeship or have completed 7200 hours of documented lineman training and be able to obtain Department of Labor (DOL) certification within eighteen (18) months from date of hire. Shall be capable of performing all types of line and service work in accordance with the Company’s established construction standards, operation standards, company policies and safety practices.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to attain and maintain a valid Colorado CDL Class “A” Driver’s license within 90 day.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Work requires knowledge of and to follow all Construction and Operating Standards.
  • Work requires knowledge of and to follow all Company Policies and Safety Practices.
  • Must be able to complete OSHA requirements as outlined.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must be proficient pole climber.
  • Ability to forward bend, overhead reach, and complete elevated work to steady poles, use equipment and access tasks.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit  careers.blackhillsenergy.com for more information.   

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